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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2007 02:33 pm
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Some of you may remember me starting this figure a couple of months ago.

Here it is finished. It is a resin kit by Michael Roberts Ltd. The figure is approx. 4.5 inches high and painted in acrylics.

Any comments, questions or criticism (I can take it:D) are welcome. Perhaps even a discussion on the uniform, equipment and  organisation of the CSA Horse Artillery.

Roger 




 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2007 03:03 am
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Roger, he is amazing .  thanks for sharing him. 

Susan



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Thank you so much Susan. I show these figures on a couple of figure painting sites but it is a real pleasure to be able to share them with other Civil War nuts too.

Roger



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I have never seen any of these kind of figures in person, Roger, It is so nice to see them in such detail. Almost as good.



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A couple more pics:D

 






 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2007 07:43 am
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Whoops double post, please delete.

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Roger where do you get these things. I love the detail of them. I've never seen them before.



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Hi Dixie Girl. Here are a couple of links which should answer your question.

First this particular model kit is from http://www.michael-robertsltd.com/Scripts/default.asp in the USA.

You might also find this forum interesting,

http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/index.php

Roger



 Posted: Thu Nov 22nd, 2007 03:46 pm
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As I've said before Roger, outstanding work, better than my best w/out doubt.

Just a question, do you start w/ ink washes, layer them then drybrush layers before your fine detail? At the end I was quite fond of using washes, my preference actually.



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Hi Johan, yes thats pretty much the technique I use. Lots of layers of extremely thinned acrylic paint. Various washes to add tone and a small amount of dry brushing, mainly for adding dirt etc.
Thank you for the compliment it's very kind of you. Feel free to ask any more questions.
I've got a couple of Union figs lined up you might be interested in.

Roger



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The face and facial expression are amazing! I can't stop studying them. An awesome piece of work - thanks for sharing.

"Please, Sir, I'd like some more...."



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Thank you JoanieReb, I'll see what I can do:D

Roger.



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Roger
I echo my lady friend reb, let us see some more of your artwork, have you ever sold any some folks that are untalented like me would scoop em up. Have you ever did a cavalry man on horseback ?? That would rock for me.



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I just love your lieutenant. It must have taken a long time to get that exactly right. The facial expression is priceless and so hard to do well. Please let us see each project as you finish it. Are you specializing in Confederate soldiers?



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I am serious about not being able to stop studying this piece.  I've heard that good visual art evokes strong emotion, but when I was in the Louvre in Paris, I didn't get a lot of that.  Yet, when I first saw this piece, I immediately got PO'd, something in the face, like arrogance.  Then, I looked longer, remembered the time period, saw many other things.

The reason I write now, is, have others here looked at the back of the head?  The hair has highlights, so awesome. 

I actually see this figure as a person, I want to meet him, and talk and ask questions....

And No!!!!, I'm not buzzed!!!!!  Nor have I been for some time.

Joanie

Again, Thank You Roger.

Last edited on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 11:19 pm by JoanieReb



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I think he looks suspicious, wary, if you will. He has lowered his binoculars, but his sword is drawn. Yet he hasn't dropped to even a slight crouch. He is dismounted and standing on that rocky, weedy soil.  He may have just heard a sound in the bushes (which we don't see.) Still, the view is clear enough to have employed binoculars.

He is an officer in the horse artillery, so maybe he is exploring good sites for his cannon, but why the drawn sword? But I do think he has been taken by surprise, although a mild surprise because he hasn't dropped to the ground nor does he look ready to flee or duck behind a wall or bush for cover. 

I know. He has inadvertently gotten separated from his battallion and is lost. He may fear he has wandered into Yankee controlled terrain.

It's fun to try to guess isn't it, Joannie Reb? His uniform is in pretty good condition. He may not have seen much action in the war yet...hasn't "seen the elephant," but I wager he is about to.



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Bless You, Cleborne Fan,

You have taken it so much further than I could, and given me something to really work with here.

Now, I have to go back and study it again.

I am so glad that You are good with visual art.  I know that you are an accomplished musician.  I hear music, but don't see  the visual stuff so good, =+++.

Thank You,

Joanie

 

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You know what, Joannie Reb? One could practically write an entire Civil War novel just looking at that figure Roger painted. The lieutenant has a "Mona Lisa stare," not a Mona Lisa smile but a mysterious Mona Lisa stare. The more one looks at his countenance, the more wonders what the heck is going on in his head.:D

Last edited on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 11:46 pm by CleburneFan



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